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February half-term at Kew

Enjoy hands-on activities for all the family as part of Kew's Orchids Festival. Join our silk dye workshop, try on traditional Thai clothing and learn how rice is grown. 10 to 18 February.

Event details

Daily from 10 to 18 February 2018, 10.30am to 3.30pm

Princess of Wales Conservatory


Included with entry to the Gardens.
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Silk dye workshop

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in with this chance to enjoy producing plant dyes and testing them on silk.

Discover more about exotic Thai plants, dyes produced from them and how silk is made. 

Winter at Kew (Image: Megan Taylor)
Thai silk cloth (Image: JJ Harrison, CCbySA3.0)
Children outside Kew's Palm House

Traditional Thai dress

Perfect for all dressing-up fans - a chance to try on some new clothes, whilst learning about Thai traditional dress. Possibly the most tropical selfie opportunity you’ll get this winter!

Food for thought

Discover more about the plants behind the exotic tastes of Thai cuisine with Kew's friendly Explainers.

Find out where you can see rice, bananas and members of the ginger family growing at Kew - and have fun exploring the Gardens.


Saturdays and Sundays

  • Treat yourself to some authentic street food such as chicken pad thai, tofu pad thai and red chicken curry with coriander and jasmine rice.
  • Relax and enjoy our live Thai music performances at 1pm and 3pm.
  • Visit our pop-up shop to browse an exclusive range of Thai-themed products.

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Find out more about Kew's Orchids Festival